The essence of just about any programmers work is, obviously, processing data. Reading, creating, converting, writing or visualizing data is what nearly all any modern program does. So, a programmers daily activity, besides «just writing code», mostly consists of preparing, reading and analyzing data. And having good tools for the task is very important for the overall productivity.
A very large part of the «manual» work with data is comparing different pieces of it. When data is textual and meaningful, and the overall size of the pieces is small, the job can be done with «just eyes» or some simple tool. When data is large, and it is in the binary format, you would need to have something much smarter: HexCmp2, the very intellectual tool for the binary data comparison and editing (in the hexadecimal form). The HexCmp2 software can do virtually all actions you might demand from a good «software comparator» (like highlighting differences, jump to them and «shift» sources to fit them). Also, it acts like a good binary viewer (shows offsets, current byte, and current word value in several different systems) and good editor.
HexCmp2 is just an excellent tool for manual work with binary data, and it suits any professional programmers toolset.
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